Katamari Damacy Creator Keita Takahashi Partners With MMO Developer

By Ishaan . July 8, 2011 . 1:54pm

Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy creator, Keita Takahashi, left Namco Bandai last year. Now, he’s found a new place to work, at least for the moment…across the world from Tokyo, all the way in Vancouver, Canada.


Takahashi has partnered with Tiny Speck, developers of a casual MMO called Glitch. Gamasutra caught wind of the announcement, made on the Glitch developer blog, where Tiny Speck revealed how how the partnership came about.


“A few months ago we were lucky enough to start talking to him,” the blog post reads. “We played some Glitch together, batted ideas back and forth and found that we shared the same values — deep beliefs in curiosity, humor, absurdity, and above all a belief in the positive power of play.”


“It was like talking to an old friend and it did not take long before we decided that we had to work together,” the post continued. “So, a little over a week ago Keita and his family packed up and moved from Tokyo to join the team at Tiny Speck in Vancouver.”


If you’re curious, here’s a trailer for Glitch:

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  • BGMcDF

    So… no Katamari Kinect? Well, at least I won’t need to buy an Xbox 360. Glad to see Takahashi’s still working, though.

    • conchobhar

      Takahashi hasn’t even worked on any of the Katamari games since WLK.

      • BGMcDF

        Ever since a mate of mine mentioned Katamari Kinect, I’ve been feeling the pangs of WANT. So, really, it’s just another outlet to be a fanboy. I realize he hasn’t had his hand in everything Katamari. 


    I wonder if it’s possible for me to visit that place then. *___*

  • Sam Jones

    Glitch looks awesome, awesome to see Takahashi’s quirky creativity in play there now as well!

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